Park Kyung wrote to apologize for his previous actions.
On September 28, someone who said he was in middle school with Park Kyung wrote a post on Instagram accusing him of committing violence at school.
He claimed that Park Kyung, along with the students Park Kyung was with, took money and belongings from underprivileged students at the back gate of their school. He also wrote that Park Kyung had smoked, drank alcohol, and cursed since he was in middle school. He said that while their school was for boys only, Park Kyung bragged about and claimed to have had sex with other school girls.
“Park Kyung was an especially scary person for weak students,” wrote the poster. “He would beat disabled students, especially younger students, and even among his classmates, he would only pick and beat the youngest or weakest looking students.”
The poster said that they were discouraged as a victim when they saw Park Kyung succeed, describe him as hypocritical, and put on the wrong person. They expressed their hope that Park Kyung would show regrets.
By later editing, in response to questions about why he hadn’t addressed this earlier, he wrote that when Park Kyung was promoting Block B, he hadn’t played a major role or often performed alone, so it wasn’t as painful for him. However, he stated that when he recently saw him portrayed in the media as a “righteous and gentleman-like” person, memories of what he had been through were brought back.
He also wrote in his edition, “Park Kyung knew his victims were out there two to three years ago, and he visited them to get them to keep quiet.”
On September 29, Park Kyung made the following statement on social media:
Hello this is Park Kyung.
I saw that a post about my school days was uploaded.
I’m so sorry. I sincerely apologize to the people who were hurt because of me back then and to the people who were hurt because memories of those days came when they saw me.
When I was in elementary school, I was a kid just studying. But for some reason I was teased or looked down on by the other kids my age about it.
I was smaller than my peers and took these memories with me when I started middle school.
I hated being seen as a “model student” and I liked attention and the kids playing around seemed cool to me.
I wanted to fit in with them and did shameful things to them. I think I thought if I was with them people wouldn’t run over me.
I very much regret my immaturity in my youth.
I realize that the people I have hurt while leading a busy life can never forget these memories and that this pain can never be justified.
I ask people who have been injured by me to contact me directly or through my agency. I would like to meet you personally to apologize and ask for forgiveness.
I was afraid that after reading about this problem, you might think I was inconsistent or think, “It was all just a pretense and he acted.” However, I think I would be more ashamed if I made my statement through my agency so I am writing this directly.
I apologize again.
안녕하세요, 박경 입니다.
– Kyung Park (@ KYUNGPARK1992) 29th September 2020
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